About Years 7&8

Year 7 & 8 Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed to engage our younger students and to engender in them a love of learning.  By encouraging a love for learning, we hope that Island School students become more responsible, creative, analytical, engaged and happy. The students experience a wide range of subjects, so that they can begin to find new strengths and develop existing interests.  This breadth is maintained until the end of Year 9, and informs their GCSE subject choices.

A typical Year 7 & 8 timetable

 

Year 7 assessment dates

Year 8 assessment dates

 

 

 

 

 

‘Island Learning’ unique to Island School, encourages students to make connections between their subjects and the real world. The Island Learning units are at the heart of our curriculum. The Year 8 Island Learning ‘Monsters and Moons’ unit brings together Drama and Languages. Over an eight week period students learn, produce scripts and perform plays based on folklores from their countries of study. (Island Learning has been accredited by the IB organisation as part of their MYP programme). IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education – that we believe is of utmost importance to our students.

Take a look at the video below to find out more about the ‘Monsters and Moons’ unit.

The MYP is a challenging and balanced framework that enables students to learn through inquiry. It enables them to make links between rigourous subject knowledge and the world around them. In addition to subject-specific skills, there is an emphasis on the development of learning-skills which span the curriculum:

  • Thinking
  • Communication
  • Social Skills
  • Self-management
  • Research

Junior Phase Leaders

Laura Hjelmeland Year 7 Leader
Angela Worthington  Year 8 Leader
Gayle Marshall Vice Principal